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I am artist of texture and color. I enjoy working with textiles, mixed media and the graphic arts. I am an avid cottage gardener with a love for pass along plants and big fluffy pink peonies and pink roses. Many of my tangible creations reflect my love of the garden and all its wonderful colors. I am not one who will settle for neutral colors as they bore me. I have been selling my creations online since 2002 beginning as a hobby and 10 years later my art is my full time passion.
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26 November 2012

a little upcycling.....

Here I am again, so tardy updating this blog....I have been so busy getting ready for the one show I do a year...in fact this is my second year and my first having a booth all by myself...I will be okay as long as I get one of my family members to give me a couple potty breaks...I cannot give up my coffee that morning.

Thought I would share some of the up-cycling and re-purposing I have been doing for the show...The first is something I rarely do...working with clothing...but a recent trip to the thrift store I found this denim jacket for $7 and I could not resist! I had seen this done before many times, so WTH, I am going to try it. I also picked up a ruffled gauze skirt, I have not tackled it yet, but a loose plan is in place.

I bleached, and used sandpaper to bring about a more aged look. Coffee stained some lace and added one of my satin/lace burnt roses. Along the bottom I sewed a wide piece of vintage crochet to the inside of the jacket adding some length.

The jacket looks great with the gauze skirt. Both pieces are a little bit too big for me, but I can roll up the cuffs and take a tuck in the skirt...add some cowgirl boots and I am ready to go!

Another up-cycling project are these soft fluffly gloves I picked up on clearance at the end of last winter, so I did not pay too much for them. I had seen something similar done to up-cycle, so I added my own lace burnt roses as wonderful pretty touch.

Lastly, I love old jello molds! I bartered a trade with a good friend to get a whole bunch of these to re-purpose into pin cushions...what a great stocking stuffer!

joining in today with the party over at EtsyCottageStyle blog


Daphne Bryson said...

Good Morning Debbi, you have certainly created a vintage look with the jacket. You have turned it into a lovely, unique piece. I adore the coffee stained lace and the satin lace rose which you added, it makes the jacket so feminine. Yes, I could definitely see myself wearing this piece.
Lovely to chat to you, have a lovely day, Best Wishes Daphne

From The Heart said...

The jacket is beautiful! And I love the pincushions!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the jacket and the gloves, Debbi! I'd be walking away with those! : )

Amy said...

Truly unique and beautiful ! Love the jacket,pincushions are sweet and those gloves.....WOW !

Sherry at The Rusty Pearl said...

Just lovely ! I love what you have done to the bluejean jacket... just beautiful .......... Keep up the beautiful work girl ... Hope that your day is blessed........... Sherry @ The Rusty Pearl........Stop by my blog if you can

romance-of-roses said...

Hi Debbie, Love the jacket, you will certainly receive many compliments when you wear it. In years past I have done things with clothes also and enjoyed it so much, but I sold them all. The gloves are darling as are the pin cushions. Hugs...Lu

Linda Carole Bloom said...

Hi Debbie,
Love your jacket. I did something like that to a tan-colored jacket - bought at Good will for 6.00. I put lace around the bottom as well. I have another ivory-colored one that I want to put darker brown lace on. I love the way the jacket goes with your skirt! And the gloves are sooo cute! Love them!

Anonymous said...

Hey I'm Having a Christmas giving ,A 100.00 Visa Please share Thank you.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Hi Debbi,
I am so sorry I didn't get back to you..I meant to write and thank you for offering to try and straighten out my mess..
I knew when I wrote how busy I knew you were..but I thank you for offering! You have always been wonderful.
I LOVE the jacket. You did a fantastic job as always. How I wish something would be too BIG for me instead of too small! :)

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

Everything is FABULOUS!!!!! I am in LOVE with the gloves!!!! AWESOME!!!! Thanks for sharing over at Junkin Joe...You have been featured : ) Happy New Year and tons of hugs!


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